Because of the hazardous nature of asbestos, a number of schools and public places have replaced acoustical panels which contain asbestos with panels that are void of this mineral. However, it’s common to find old acoustical panels in areas where sufficient replacement has not been initiated for financial or other relevant reasons. This creates a detrimental situation for people who live, work, or go to school where crumbled asbestos exists as this can be very hazardous to their health.
Reducing Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos dust and other easy-to-inhale fibers can be present in old, damaged acoustical panels. For this reason, it’s vital to contact an asbestos abatement professional for treatment and removal.
When dealing with asbestos, safety must be the number one priority. If you’re ever in doubt about how to handle asbestos, then it’s best to consult professionals to both inspect and remove asbestos from acoustic panels. Improper handling can cause asbestos to spread to other parts of your home or building, thus increasing the likelihood of harmful exposure.